Web designers in Alexandria are great at design, but typically do not know how to properly build a website because they are not developers. An improperly developed website often needs to be re-built from the ground up.
Poor user experience because of how long a page takes to load and because of browser compatibility issues are at the top of the list of problems we see.
The time and effort it takes to repair the issues on poorly built websites does not make financial sense. It generally is more cost effective to build a new site versus trying to repair an existing one. We will take the time to analyze your current website and give you a detailed cost benefit analysis so you can make an informed decision.
It takes longer than people generally realize to build a website. There is planning, preparation and execution. The quickest build is a landing page for PPC AD Campaigns, even the simplest of landing pages still takes time. Small business websites usually run in the 2 to 3 month range. Smaller sites can be done in about half that time frame. Larger scale web development projects can run six months on the low end. It is critical to allow plenty of time and plan ahead.
The size and scope of the project will help dictate how many meetings you will have with your account executive or the team working on your site. Larger projects will see several meetings during development time frame. Your meetings can be remote or in person, but the are required for a successful outcome.
You don't want a web designer. They are great at graphical layout but as a general rule they do not have the technical skills required to properly build your website. Proper website design and development requires a team of individuals with different skill sets. To build for success we tap into individual strengths for the products we deliver.
Clear goals for your project are essential. We help our clients narrow down the goal for section of their website through proper research, planning and execution.
The next phase is where our designers work hand in hand with our developers to make sure every feature will perform as intended on your website. This is known and the design and development phase.
Every section and component on your website is checked to make sure they are properly coded. We make sure everything works on all screen sizes, has minimum load times and meets your branding guidelines.
People often ask when should I start SEO? The SEO process starts before a single line of code is written. Successful search engine optimization starts in the planning phase of a website and is defined by the goals of the project. Every article or page on a website should have a specific purpose. We help our clients with content development and make sure that content flows naturally within your website. One of the most important pieces and is 'Technical SEO'. Code that is developed and deployed needs to meet W3C guidelines. We ensure every piece of code developed works as intended and looks great on all devices.
There is no shortage of solutions for a given project. WordPress is very popular but it must be deployed by a developer who understands the ins and outs in order to work correctly. Custom database driven solutions are another great choice for our clients depending on their needs. Because we are truly experts in our field, we are not tied to one particular platform. We work hand in hand with our clients to identify the specific needs and present the solution that bests meets the needs of our clients.
Websites are not meant to be static and never change. They should continually receive updates and support. We welcome the opportunity to be your partner and provide the support your site requires to maintain your online presence.
Our products have all of the latest web technology at the time they are built. We partner with our clients to help keep those sites updated over time.